Women’s groups for whom? The colonisation of women’s groups in Papua New Guinea
Women’s groups in Papua New Guinea, often under the influence of colonial and church governance in the past, still have an ambiguous function which serves to isolate women and `women’s issues’ rather than spread gender sensitivity. The author concludes that the existence of these forums for women actually encourages the continued marginalisation of women from governing and decision-making structures, since women’s groups `tend to operate from separate and unequal spheres of influence’.
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